Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
, and that's because he doesn't have to worry about re-election anymore? >> reporter: it's because he doesn't have to worry about re-elected. it's because he feels he's won the last two or three fights, and he has. including the raising of the income taxes and, of course, the delaying of the debt, another three months before they have to vote on that again, so he's feeling pretty good. he feels he has the republicans on a limb. i think you're right. he did speak with a little bit more of an attitude, if you will, today. not too much but a little bit more. he's trying to tell people, look, we're going to get out there and pound the pavement on what we think is important and we're counting on you, you the public, the voters, to get your members of congress in line with us. it was in that sense a bit of a campaign speech along with this all inclusive remembrance of what the inauguration is like. >> a dapper larry gerston. the night is young for you in washington. enjoy it. it was a remarkable day from the fashion to the parades and of course you can watch all of the festivities right on our we
Jan 20, 2013 6:00pm PST
problems. one last thing i wanted to share with you. newly elected bay area congressman just tweeted a photo of himself and ed lee celebrating the 49ers' victory this afternoon. you can see the mayor has his hands up in the air there. lee is in the nation's capitol for the conference of mayors and the president's inauguration. it's sure to say there are a lot of very happy fans back here at home. live in san francisco, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >> great day for the niners. talk about a comeback victory, henry wofford of comcast sports net joins us now. that was quite an ending. >> reporter: very exciting for sure. the niners have a handful of super bowl championships. now they're a victory away of doing it again. going for their sixth title in two weeks when they battle in super bowl xlvii in new orleans. 49ers trailed by 17 points in the first half. second half, frank gore gets his second touchdown of the game. nine-yard run. with the game on the line, fourth and four, it's not going to happen for the dirty birds of the south. they get the loss, and san francisco wins 28-24.
Jan 16, 2013 6:00pm PST
the country fare before, during, and after the weapons ban? this graphic from the princeton election consortium shows visually how the number of mass shootings ebbed and flowed over the last 30 years. the band was in effect despite a one-year spike in 1999, the year of columbine. mass shootings climbed precipitously once it expired. we averaged 1.5 a year and 25 people shot in those massacres between 1982 and 2w0ur. those numbers more than doubled to 3.4 shootings and 55 people shot per occasion. secondly, how about the proposal to enact a universal back-check. a dealer or private seller that would effectively close the so-called gun show loophole. >> but it's hard to enforce when 40% of all gun purchases are conducted without a background check. >> reporter: this same statistic used by the president, the brady campaign, the campaign to stop gun violence. to justify universal background check. according to the coalition to stop gun violence, its origin is in 1997 study that useses gun transaction numbers from 1993-'94. as you probably know many states have modified their background c
Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
by april, they cut off lawmakers' paychecks. >> why should the american public pay elected officials if they don't do the fundamental job to pass the budget. >> reporter: since richard nixon resigned, second terms have had negative starts. >> it's been a long time since we've seen an effective second term. >> reporter: the bush 43 second term plagued by iraq and katarina and scandal and impeachment. the new obama term starts with a budget confrontation. i'm steve handlesman, nbc bay area news. >>> and we will have coverage throughout inauguration weekend. larry gerston will have live reports as president obama begins his second term. >>> many people believe the political climate continues to get worse. how much should president obama be blamed? one of the most accomplished washington insiders is speaking out about mr. obama. we sit down with the former secretary of labor robert reich. he also talks about dating hillary clinton. he's a colorful man. tonight the interview with uc berkeley professor robert reich. though he stands just 4'10" robert reich is a giant. from the beltway to b